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It's interesting. My grandmother bought up my dad and his siblings with considerable religious zeal. It had the effect adverse to her intentions. He is now a resolute atheist who would sympathise with many of the positions put on this website.

My grandmother tried to preach to my 30 year old sister and her boyfriend the other week. My dad was not pleased at all. What's more she simply alienates herself because me and my siblings become afraid to visit in case she tries it again.

I guess sometimes the "marketing" works, sometimes it doesn't. Perhaps, as I live in the UK, it is too easy to see the non-religious alternatives whereas in the US people (especially in the mid-west I'd guess) are smothered with religious dogma in all directions.

Mon, 30 May 2011 17:21:13 UTC | #632409